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Carlos Reygadas / MX, FR, NL, DE, 2007 / 127 min.

Carlos Reygadas (Post Tenebras Lux) filmed a magical love story in achingly beautiful and precise shots. The story is set in an insular Mennonite community in northern Mexico. Silent Light won the Jury Prize at Cannes.

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Reygadas presents the struggle of a married man as he falls in love with another woman. The father of six tries to resist his feelings. Should he betray his wife or sacrifice his true love? He belongs to a community of Mennonites, originally Dutch Protestants from Friesland who still live according to the standards and values of a very traditional faith.

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Director

Carlos Reygadas

Production year

2007

Country

MX, FR, NL, DE

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Length

127 min.

Language

PDT, SPA, FRA, ENG

Subtitles

NLD

Format

35mm

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To mark the 75th anniversary of the Filmmuseum and the 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), Eye and the IFFR have selected five film directors from five continents as a way of celebrating the unlimited power and diversity of world cinema, which is so vital for the programming.

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